Land Restoration Training Programme

under the auspices of UNESCO

Six-Month Training Programme

Short Courses



Field excursion with climate change focus

This week GRÓ LRT fellows went on a three-day excursion to the south and southeast of Iceland. The focus was on climate change and its effects on ecosystems and societies. The fellows visited Visitor Centres of the Vatnajökull National Park and learned about the parks natural and cultural heritage. They walked up to the Skaftafellsjökull outlet glacier and observed how the glacier has retreated for last 100 years and how the rate of retreat and thinning has increased in the last decades.
Ms Jónsdóttir and Mr Ólafsson with GRÓ LRT fellows and Director

Visit from GRÓ International Centre

GRÓ LRT welcomed today Ms Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, the new Director General for GRÓ, and Mr Jón Karl Helgason, the chairman of the GRÓ Governing Board, to Keldnaholt campus.
Mandela Alema, CSIR, Ghana

GRÓ LRT celebrates the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

GRÓ LRT fellows celebrated the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with a workshop on capacity development needs for ecosystem restoration. In the workshop, the fellows came up with recommendations on how their home institutions can effectively support the goals of the Restoration Decade.

UN Decade Launch Gala

The Virtual Launch Gala welcoming the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration starts today (4 June) at 13:00 GMT. GRÓ LRT is an official Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. 

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